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    Mlb 2019

    tmobile customers... free mlb.tv for the season is today.

    This is the thread for the 2019 season.
    "Be a philosopher. A man can compromise to gain a point. It has become apparent that a man can, within limits, follow his inclinations within the arms of the Church if he does so discreetly." - The Walking Drum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    tmobile customers... free mlb.tv for the season is today.

    This is the thread for the 2019 season.
    glad I have Sprint, cause I dont want to watch the SF Giants this year, too painful

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    I will try not to dominate this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    tmobile customers... free mlb.tv for the season is today.

    This is the thread for the 2019 season.
    You’ll just have to find WiFi to use it since T-mobile can barely stream a phone call


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    I'm still trying to get over the Nationals not making a real offer to Bryce Harper. Seeing him in a Philly uniform is gross.
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Tony Gwynn faced the Braves trio of Smoltz, Maddux and Glavine 270 times. He struck out a total of 3 times and hit .394. I went to a couple of Padres games recently. I was amazed that most of the hitters averages are between .190 and .240. Very few guys above .275. Run scoring, however does not seem to have suffered, but I base this solely on my observations and not any real statistics. Why are averages so low? Can it be attributed to the use of so many relief pitchers so the hitters rarely see the same pitcher more than twice in a game? Is it that the relievers all seem to throw in the mid-90's. If I stood in the box today and had someone throw a 90 mph pitch. I probably would not see the ball until the catcher threw it back to the pitcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTEopia View Post
    Tony Gwynn faced the Braves trio of Smoltz, Maddux and Glavine 270 times. He struck out a total of 3 times and hit .394. I went to a couple of Padres games recently. I was amazed that most of the hitters averages are between .190 and .240. Very few guys above .275. Run scoring, however does not seem to have suffered, but I base this solely on my observations and not any real statistics. Why are averages so low? Can it be attributed to the use of so many relief pitchers so the hitters rarely see the same pitcher more than twice in a game? Is it that the relievers all seem to throw in the mid-90's. If I stood in the box today and had someone throw a 90 mph pitch. I probably would not see the ball until the catcher threw it back to the pitcher.
    There are a lot of factors. Better pitching, more aggressive use of bullpens (and much better arms in bullpens), the increased use of defensive shifts, and a change of approach at the plate (a greater emphasis on power and walks rather than high batting average). Also, the Padres offense has been really bad this year.

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    Wild Card tonight and tomorrow. I know I'm crazy, but, these are two of the best sporting events of the year. Just something about a winner takes all game (well, the next step anyway)......kinda like the feeling of game 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mUUser View Post
    Wild Card tonight and tomorrow. I know I'm crazy, but, these are two of the best sporting events of the year. Just something about a winner takes all game (well, the next step anyway)......kinda like the feeling of game 7.

    when your team was out of it before the 4th of July


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    Verlander is the best pitcher since Pedro.

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    The Rays' win last night was big. If the Astros win tonight, do you think Hinch will continue to go with a three man rotation? After last night, that looks like like it could be an advantage for the Yankees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irving Washington View Post
    The Rays' win last night was big. If the Astros win tonight, do you think Hinch will continue to go with a three man rotation? After last night, that looks like like it could be an advantage for the Yankees.
    Astros don't play tonight. They pitched Verlander on short rest so that they could then throw Cole on normal rest tomorrow. They would have had either Verlander or Cole on full rest for game 5, so in this instance it made sense to go with Verlander in game 4. Going forward I would guess they go to a more traditional rotation. If they win, I would expect Verlander in games 2 and 6 and Cole in games 3 and 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irving Washington View Post
    The Rays' win last night was big. If the Astros win tonight, do you think Hinch will continue to go with a three man rotation? After last night, that looks like like it could be an advantage for the Yankees.
    I'm not sure the Yankees are beatable this year. Their lineup 1-9 is crazy good, and their pitching seems just good enough. Especially if Houston's two best starting pitchers aren't available till game 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    I'm not sure the Yankees are beatable this year. Their lineup 1-9 is crazy good, and their pitching seems just good enough. Especially if Houston's two best starting pitchers aren't available till game 3
    Oh, they're quite beatable by the Astros. Is I didn't care about the outcome, I'd bet on the Astros. TB, that's another story.

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    You gotta feel bad for any hometown fan that bought a World Series ticket this year. Hundreds of thousands of people paid hundreds or thousands of dollars each, hoping to witness their team win in person, and not one of them went home happy or even satisfied. It’s a series of hometown sadness, and remote celebrations.
    People who wear glasses/contacts are not allowed to celbrqte the rear 2020. Go eat some carrots or get LASIK.

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